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Re: Importance Of Salat by maclatunji: 12:11pm On Sep 06, 2013
@OP, the message of your story is noble and understood. However, I have a little apprehension about people taking this story and turning it to something else. I won't type more so as not to plant ideas in people's head.
Re: Importance Of Salat by bakjal(m): 12:18pm On Sep 06, 2013
Wallahi i feel as if this write up is directed directly to me...May Allah guide us onto the right path and make us among those that He favours! Jazakallahu Khairan
Re: Importance Of Salat by AmeerahFKI(f): 12:20pm On Sep 06, 2013
Rabbana taqabbal sallaatana, Amiin!


Re: Importance Of Salat by teemsa: 12:24pm On Sep 06, 2013
Masha Allah wat a nyc piece
Re: Importance Of Salat by bakjal(m): 12:33pm On Sep 06, 2013
I'm not really stupid and I didn't read the topic. I just wanted to post "END TIME THINGS" lol
my brother why the hate? I believe you only claim to be a christain because real christianity preaches peace and kind words...am a muslim and i think i love Jesus more than you do!
Re: Importance Of Salat by afoo02(m): 12:47pm On Sep 06, 2013
olori kan: There was only 15 minutes left before Salat-ul Isha. He quickly made Wudhu and performed Salat-ul Maghrib. While making Tasbih, he again remembered his grandmother and was embarrassed by how he had prayed. His grandmother prayed with such tranquility and peace. He began making Dua and went down to make Sajdah and stayed like that for awhile. He had been at work all day and was tired, so tired.

He awoke abruptly to the sound of noise and shouting. He was sweating profusely. He looked around. It was very crowded. Every direction he looked in was filled with people. Some stood frozen looking around, some were running left and right and some were on their knees with their heads in their hands just waiting. Pure fear and apprehension filled him as he realized where he was .

His heart was about to burst. It was the Day of Judgment. When he was alive, he had heard many things about the questioning on the Day of Judgment, but that seemed so long ago. Could this be something his mind made up? No, the wait and the fear were so great that he could not have imagined this. The interrogation was still going on. He began moving frantically from people to people to ask if his name had been called.

No one could answer him. All of a sudden his name was called and the crowd split into two and made a passageway for him. Two angels grabbed his arms and led him forward. He walked with unknowing eyes through the crowd. The angels brought him to the centre and left him there. With his head down his whole life was passing in front of his eyes like a movie. He opened his eyes but saw only another world.

People were helping others. He saw his father running from one lecture to the other, spending his wealth in the way of Islam. His mother invited guests to their house and one table was being set while the other was being cleared. He pleaded his case; ‘I too was always on this path. I helped others and spread the word of Allah. I performed my Salah. I fasted in the month of Ramadhan.

Whatever Allah ordered us to do, I did. Whatever he ordered us not to do, I did not.’ He began to cry and thought about how much he loved Allah. He knew whatever he had done in life would be less than what Allah deserved and his only protector was Allah (SWT).

He was sweating like never before and was shaking all over. His eyes were fixed on the scale, waiting for the final decision. At last, the decision was made. The two angels with sheets of paper in their hands turned to the crowd. His legs felt like they were going to collapse. He closed his eyes as they began to read the names of those people who were to enter Jahannam (ALLAHU AKBAR!!!).

His name was read first. He fell on his knees and yelled that this couldn’t be, ‘How could I go to Jahannam? I served others all my life, I spread the word of Allah to others’. His eyes had become blurry and he was shaking with sweat. The two angels took him by the arms. As his feet dragged, they went through the crowd and advanced toward the blazing flames of Jahannam (ALLAHU AKBAR!!!).

He was yelling and wondered if there was any person who was going to help him. He was yelling of all the good deeds he had done, how he had helped his father, his fasts, prayers, the Noble Qur’an that he read, he was asking if none of them would help him. The Jahannam angels continued to drag him. They had gotten closer to the Hellfire. He looked back and these were his last pleas.

Had not Rasulullah [SAW] said, ‘How clean would a person be who bathes in a river five times a day, so too does the Salah performed five times cleanse someone of their sins’ He began yelling, ‘MY PRAYERS? MY PRAYERS? MY PRAYERS?’ The two angels did not stop, and they came to the edge of the abyss of Jahannam. The flames of the fire were burning his face. He looked back one last time, but his eyes were dry of hope and he had nothing left in him. One of the angels pushed him in.

He found himself in the air and falling towards the flames. He had just fallen five or six feet when a hand grabbed him by the arm and pulled him back. He lifted his head and saw an old man with a long white beard. He wiped some dust off himself and asked him, ‘Who are you?’ The old man replied, ‘I AM YOUR PRAYERS’ (ALLAHU AKBAR!!!). ‘Why are you so late? I was almost in the Fire! You rescued me at the last minute before I fell in’. The old man smiled, shook his head and replied, ‘You always performed me at the last minute, did you forget?’ (And what of those who perform no prayers at all?) At that instant, he blinked and lifted his head from Sajdah.

He was in a sweat. He listened to the voices coming from outside. He heard the Adhan for Salat-ul Isha and got up quickly and went to perform Wudhu.

Salat is a type of worship consisting of specific statements and actions, began by pronouncing the greateness of Allah (SWT) and concluded with salutation of peace. The Prophet (PBUH) said “The pact between us (Muslims) and them (Kaafirs) is Salat, whoever abandons it is a disbelievevr and whoever guides & observes his prayer, it’ll be a light and a proof and a savior for him on the Day of Resurrection”.

I'm sorry for not taking your permission b4 posting it to my facebook wall,too good for some1 to ignore. My apology

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Re: Importance Of Salat by Artless360(m): 2:30pm On Sep 06, 2013
Moved.....o Allah ur guidance x al i nid
Re: Importance Of Salat by albiol: 2:47pm On Sep 06, 2013
Ihdina siratal mustaqeem Oh ALLAH guide us to the straight path

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Re: Importance Of Salat by kashman04(m): 3:06pm On Sep 06, 2013
an inspiring piece. May Allah accept our salat amin.
Re: Importance Of Salat by babybuzx(f): 3:28pm On Sep 06, 2013
Masha Allah
Re: Importance Of Salat by acaolly1(m): 3:32pm On Sep 06, 2013
AlhamduLILAH shukraLILAH
Re: Importance Of Salat by sadeeeeeeq: 4:10pm On Sep 06, 2013
i begin to judge myself, May Allah Forgive us all and accept our dua as an act of ibadaah.
Re: Importance Of Salat by mabcos: 4:41pm On Sep 06, 2013
may d Almighty Allah bless u and those who'll read & follow dis right part Amen.
Re: Importance Of Salat by mynamoh: 4:54pm On Sep 06, 2013
Jazakallah kaira.......May Allah make it easy for us
Re: Importance Of Salat by Dollarzy(m): 5:02pm On Sep 06, 2013
Wow' very nice write up' may Almighty Allah grant us paradise' al-janah'
Re: Importance Of Salat by micdmic: 6:43pm On Sep 06, 2013
jazakAllah khairan,may Allah reward u for the reminder...
Re: Importance Of Salat by khaz(m): 10:26pm On Sep 06, 2013
moscobabs: I left Islam because of this Solat.but I love the Islam teaching
May Allah make Solah easy 4 U nd all of us.... Cos No Islam; No Paradise

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Re: Importance Of Salat by maga1: 10:36pm On Sep 06, 2013
Jazakallah Khairan.....May Allah make us die as full Muslims in this world
Re: Importance Of Salat by lasisi(m): 12:01am On Sep 07, 2013
This is a masterpiece and I am quite guilty of it. May Allah SWT make the performance of salat at its appropriate time easy for me. Jazakumullahuhaeran my brother for reminding us of our primary duty in this world which we usually neglect for worldy affairs.
Re: Importance Of Salat by dhtml(m): 6:34am On Sep 07, 2013
That was an outstanding writeup @ op, i will leave religion differences aside right now and applaud you loudly (and escape from here before them catch me).
Re: Importance Of Salat by kmuf4: 7:39am On Sep 07, 2013
May Almighty give us the zeal to worship d way we ought to. Nice reminder. Alhamdulilahi
Re: Importance Of Salat by modskiller(m): 8:10am On Sep 07, 2013
God helo me.
I always forget to pray, and I always feel sad bout it.
Re: Importance Of Salat by olorikan(f): 10:21pm On Sep 08, 2013
As-salam 'alaykum. It could have happened or not so don't take this story as real-life occurrence. Just take the moral of the story In shaa Allah.

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